Pacific BX 227

Dell Sherk
Sat, 21 Nov 2009 10:40:08 PST
Dear All,

       The items listed below have been donated by our members to be shared.

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Dell Sherk
6832 Phillips Mill Rd.
New Hope, PA, 18938 

Non US donors should contact me for instructions before sending seeds.


From Mike Mace: 
Amaryllis belladonna seeds:

General information: These are all seeds from Amaryllis hybrids obtained
from Les Hannibal.  He called these Amaryllis X 'Multiflora,' but that term
has a couple of meanings in different parts of the world, so just think of
them as Les Hannibal's Amaryllis crosses.  The seeds were all open
pollinated (even the numbered crosses), so I can't guarantee that they'll be
true to type.  But they should be good-looking.

1. "Mixed pinks."  These are taken from a wide variety of pink flowers,
ranging from light to dark, with varying degrees of veining and white to
yellow throats.

2. "White."  These are open pollinated seeds from Hannibal crosses that have
white petals and yellow throats.  Don't be surprised if you get some pinks
with these; the genetics of these plants are complicated.

3. MLH 03.  Fairly large white flowers with a deep yellow throat.

4. MLH 06.  Pale sugar pink veins on outer third of petal.  Yellow throat. 
Fairly low bud count.

5. MLH 07.  Light pink veins on the outer half of the flowers, faintly
outlining a white star shape in the center of the flower.  Yellow throat,
and a pretty good bud count.  Very light scent.

6. MLH 09.  Fairly standard pink with a yellow throat.  Recurved, broad
petals.  Good bud count, reliable bloomer in San Jose.

7. MLH 10.  Prominent strong pink veins on a white background, darkening at
petal tips.  Flower ages to more or less solid pink.  Light yellow throat. 
Light scent.

8. MLH 11.  Similar to MLH 10, but the veins make almost a solid stripe in
the outer center of the petal.  Very pale throat.  Light scent.

9. MLH 13.  Heavy veins.  Flower is medium to dark pink, with color suffused
into the throat.  Lightly ruffled form, light scent.

10. MLH 17.  Fairly strong pink with veining.  Yellow centers.  Flower head
is one-sided.

11. MLH 19.  Tall flower spike.  Medium pink with some ruffles to the
flowers.  Light centers.  Flower head is one-sided.

12. MLH 33.  I've nicknamed this one 'berries and cream' because the flowers
start solid white and age to light solid pink.  Flower head is very
one-sided, so I don't think it deserves a formal name.

From Dave Boucher (SEEDS):

13. Amorphophallus kiusianus -- medium size from Japan

14. Hippeastrum parodii -- yellow flowers, from Argentina

15. Crinum lineare -- rare species from SE Cape, South Africa.  Summer
rainfall, but needs some water all year. Compact plants have leaves less
than a half inch wide, about a foot long; mine grow happily in 3 gallon

From Joyce Miller:

16.  Small bulbs of Allium flavum.  Yellow.  Dilys Davies describes it as
"One of the most commonly grown alliums, valued for its impeccable good
manners as well as its colour."  HZ 3
17. Bulbils of Allium sphaerocephalon, 'Hair.'  HZ 1.This plant may and did
produce a number of bulbils this year.
18. Seed of Iris macrosiphon, a Pacific Coast Iris, easily grown from seed.
It is native to California but hardy in the Willamette Valley, USDA 8

From David Bier (Hybrid Hippeastrum seed):

19. H. ‘Santa Cruz’ (white and red mini single) x H. ‘Exotica’ (salmon pink
large single)

20. H. ‘Picotee’ (white with red edging large single) x H. ‘Melusine’ (pink
large single)

21. H. ‘Exotica’ (salmon pink large single) x H. ‘Santa Cruz’ (white and red
mini single)

From Tom Mitchell (SEEDS):

22. Nerine bowdenii ‘wellsii’
23. Veratrum album, ex ‘Auvergne White’
24. Veratrum nigrum ex hort
25. Fritillaria lusitanica ?, TCM 09-578, ex Algarve, Portugal
26. Herbertia lahue ex ‘Prairie Nymph’
27. Urginea maritima TCM 09-580, ex Algarve, Portugal
28. Arisaema consanguineum ex hort
29. Lilium sp?, received as L. regale from Chen-Yi, but most definitely not!
30. Cardiocrinum giganteum ex Chen-Yi
31. Cardiocrinum cathayanum ex Bob Brown

Thank you, Mike, Dave, David, Joyce and Tom !!

Best wishes,

Dell Sherk, PBS BX

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